Structural Engineering Aspects of World Trade Center Collapse

Course Number: S-2005
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: C. Sundararajan, Ph.D., MASCE, FASME
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Overview

In Structural Engineering Aspects of World Trade Center Collapse, you'll learn ...

  • Structural description of the north and south towers of the World Trade Center
  • Key findings of the NIST investigation on the sequence of events from aircraft impact to building collapse
  • Recommendations from the investigation

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 15 pages

On September 11, 2001, terrorists flew two hijacked commercial airplanes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The north and south towers collapsed killing some 2,800 people and causing over $50 billion in property damage.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an investigation into the disaster. Final report of the investigation was issued on October 26, 2005; it consists of 43 documents totaling some 10,000 pages. This course summarizes the key findings relating to structural engineering from those 43 documents and some related background materials from other reports.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Structural description of the north and south towers of the World Trade Center
  • Key findings of the NIST investigation on the sequence of events from aircraft impact to building collapse
  • Recommendations from the investigation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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